Question by  andyborchers (19)

What could be the causes of bloating on my lower left side?

It's weird, I am only bloated on one side.


Answer by  tbird16 (153)

This could be due to things such as diverticulitis or diverticulosis, constipation, small bowel obstruction, inflammation, abscess. I would get it followed up if there is fever, pain, it does not go away, change in bowel habits, change in appetite.


Answer by  PAtobeDU12 (239)

This may be caused by a bowel obstruction. A blockage in the large intestine could cause bloating. If there is a painful mass on the left side in addition to bloating it may be a hernia, which is the protruding of the intestines through the abdominal wall.


Answer by  GinaD (400)

The Internet is not a good place to seek medical advice. Please consult your doctor. Your appendix is on your lower left side, and this could be serious. I didn't act soon enough and had three hours of emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix. I could have died.


Answer by  Danie (993)

You didn't mention if you are male or female - but if you are a woman, that bloating on only one side can be period related.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

COnstipation would be the most common cause of left lower quadrant bloating. If not that you could be evaluated for diverticuli or cancer.


Answer by  NYCCDC (311)

A physical exam by your MD would best answer this question. You may have an intestinal blockage, diverticula, infection, and/or tumor in that area. I would consult with your health care provider as soon as possible to have an examination of your abdomen and other testing to determine the cause of your bloating.


Answer by  juliannna (639)

If you have been having pain along with bloating, there could be an inflamation of your kidneys. If you are on your period, it might be period bloating. I believe that you should see your doctor for testing.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, it is natural to bloat in some areas and not others. Therefore, you don't have to feel that there is a need of an explanation, other than that it is genetic.

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